“Be Brilliant”

The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Foundation celebrated the launch of the 2014-2015 “Be Brilliant” fundraising campaign on February 13, 2014 during their inaugural GEM’s Leadership Appreciation Luncheon at the Crystal Lake Country Club. The original GEM (Generous, Enthusiastic, Motivated) donors that gave generously to the renovation of the Crystal Lake Chamber building were honored with a GEM award by Foundation board members. The honorees at the luncheon were Advocate Good Shepherd, Foglia Family Foundation, Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning, Inc., Home State Bank, N.A., Alliance Contractors, Inc., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blazier. Highlights of the luncheon included the presentation of the Legislative Award of Excellence to guest speaker & honoree Bob Blazier, who founded the Crystal Lake Chamber Foundation in 2006, and the announcement of Bob Blazier Leadership Scholarship for Excellence by the Foundation’s Chairwoman, Kathleen Caldwell, and Treasurer, Michael Flood.

The Crystal Lake Chamber Foundation’s board of directors thanks the community leaders that attended this sold out luncheon and also appreciate and applaud the generosity of the sponsors that made the event possible. The prestigious Chair level Sponsors included Aurora University, Caldwell Consulting Group and Centegra Health System. Executive Sponsors included Home State Bank, N.A., Erv & Louse Le Coque Family Foundation and Sage Products, Inc. And Manager level Sponsors supporting the event are Caufield & Flood, Delight in Living, LTD, Greg & Holly Glover, In Sync Systems, Strelcheck Chiropractic Clinic, Summers Academy of Dance and The Monarch Center for Women’s Leadership Development.

The mission of the Foundation is “To assist present and future business leaders by providing financial and educational resources to strengthen the area’s business community.”  Their vision is “To provide funds, education, resources and training thereby creating and supporting new opportunities for leadership.  For further information, please contact the Crystal   Lake Chamber 815-459-1300 or visit www.clchamberfoundation.org.

The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a not for profit Illinois corporation tax-exempt under Section 501C(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.